A violent crime is when an offender threatens or uses force on their victim. The safest states in the United States have the lowest rates of violent crime.
The Safest States In The United States as of 2018
The Data - FBI Statistics
When looking for crime data in the US there are two main sources that are trusted for their data. The first is the National Crime Survey and the other is the crime that is reported to the FBI. The list below comes from the FBI report on Crime in the United States.
The numbers at the top of the list are the most dangerous, most violent states. The states that are farther down the list are the safest.
Violent Crime Rate By State